Pop music and the female Pop singers who sing it are flexible and the music is constantly changing and evolving. At any given moment, the definition of Pop music is the top 10 songs that are on the charts. For the last 50 years the more successful styles of music found on the Pop charts has been the result of this evolutionary process. However, even though the music changes and evolves, there are some consistencies found when attempting to define “what is Pop music.”
Pop is not popular:
It is tempting indeed to define Pop and popular as one and the same thing, this is not true. Popular music is defined by the music industry as the music that has been most in line with the tastes and interests of the American middle class from the 1800s up until the present. By definition, this covers vaudeville, minstrel shows and all the way to heavy metal. On the other hand, the term Pop music has come to define the music that has its roots in the rock and roll revolution, started in the 50s and continuing until this day.
The widest Pop music song structure:
The most consistent element of Pop music is the sing itself. Female pop singers do not write; record or perform music that can be considered as a suite or a concerto, the basis of Pop music is the song itself which simply consists of the music and the lyrics. This is a song which consists of simple lyrics that are accompanied by a chorus which is repeated over and over.
As Pop music finds the audience using radio as the medium, the songs are usually in the neighborhood of three to five minutes in length, songs that are longer, such as the Beatles song, “Hey Jude” is longer, in the case of this song, it was over seven minutes in length but these songs are rare.
Pop music, the melting pot:
There is a natural tendency for art forms that attract a large audience to borrow and assimilate ideas from each other. Pop music has borrowed from rhythm and blues, rock, country and hip hop to be what it is. The most current trend is to assimilate Latin music with Pop.
Female Pop singers such as Sylvia Brooks take their jazzy style from that which they see and hear around them, the pulse of the city as well as the music of the day.